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Levy proposals rejected at EIBA agm

posted 29 Jun 2017, 03:08 by Stamford Indoor Bowls
The English Indoor Bowling Association which regulates the sport, has called a special general meeting to set a levy for playing members, aged 18 and over, after two proposals were rejected at its agm.

After a bid to impose a £4.50 levy for each club's playing member was rejected at the annual meeting in May an alternative proposal for a £4 levy failed to achieve the required 51 per-cent approval from the membership. It means a special meeting will take place on September 20 to set the annual levy from December 1, 2017.

Of the 290 Clubs and 57 County Associations affiliated to the EIBA only 95 voted on the resolutions put forward for acceptance. This included 71 clubs, 56 of which voted by proxy and 24 associations (14 by proxy). Only 25 organisations, less than 10 per-cent, attended the agm.

The annual Club affiliation fee of £110 and the County Affiliation fee of £25 was approved.

The agm revealed that the post of director of communications and international affairs were still not filled. However, Matt Marsden, current director of policy will assume the international duties. Margaret Openshaw has been appointed director of policy and personnel for the next three years.

Margaret Allen was installed as President and Mark Cohen as Senior Vice President for the next 12 months. The position of Junior Vice President, with no nominations received will remain vacant for the next 12 months.